Well its September and where have the months gone! We have been busy in School House Cottage during August getting the books ready for the accountant. Plus keeping on top of the cottage making sure it is up to the highest standard we can achieve. This is because guests coming in and leaving on the same day. I have purchased some more bedding and towels from Boundary Mill which is a fabulous place to shop. We are so lucky it is only a few miles from the cottage – people visit by a coach trips!!!!
The flowers in the garden are looking good even though we have had a little rain but then the next day we have bright sunshine. I love it when the weather is sunny for our guests but to be honest we even get great feedback from guests when the weather is not so good. However, I do have a number of books and pamphlets with things to do.
We had our first guests who were really interested in the Dark Skies accreditation Newton in Bowland has achieved – so they were really pleased that the cottage had binoculars and a red torch.
In September we have the Hodder Valley agricultural show. The show is in Newton this year it changes location every year between Slaidburn, Dunsop Bridge or Newton. I normally enter a number of categories but this year with the cottage I have decided that I am going to take a year out of entering so the pressure is off for me now. Will I be annoyed that I have not entered you will have to wait and see. I am really looking forward to going to the show this year and hopefully it will not be raining but do you know even the years when it rained it is still a brilliant day out. http://www.hoddervalleyshow.co.uk
I am going to enter the cottage in the new business category of Visit Lancashire awards. Fingers crossed we get shortlisted. http://www.visitlancashire.com
I have had new business cards and leaflets printed by Ribble Valley Print and they are really brilliant. This is saving me so much time as I was printing the leaflets myself on the home printer.